The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The Eastern football team stretches during practice on OBrien Field Thursday evening.

‘I know we’re a better football team than we were at this point in time last year,’ Wilkerson says ahead of annual Spring Game

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 21, 2023

​After a series of weekly practices, Eastern’s football team will be having an open scrimmage on Sat., April 22, at 11 a.m. where they will showcase the fundamentals and things they worked on throughout...

Autumn Schulz is a junior sports media relations major and can be reached at 581-2912 or acschulz@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: Other football alumni should take after Jimmy G’s example

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 23, 2023

I never thought I would see the day that Jimmy Garoppolo would return to Eastern but much to my surprise, it is happening. Of course, I have made jokes about Jimmy G coming back to visit and how that...

Former Eastern quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo celebrates after receiving pass for a touchdown during the Panthers 52-14 over Jacksonville State on Sept. 16, 2013 at OBrien Field.  The Panthers became the OVC champions for the second straight year.

Garoppolo set to return to Eastern for ‘An Evening with Jimmy G’ Athletics Fundraiser

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor March 10, 2023

The Eastern athletics department announced on Friday afternoon that former EIU football star Jimmy Garoppolo will be returning for a fundraiser for the athletics department on Sat., April 22 at 6 p.m....

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